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Physical Therapists

Sarah Ray Kevin McClellan, PT, DPT

Practice Philosophy:
My goal is to provide patients a relaxed and jovial experience so that they may have a comfortable learning and healing environment. I strive to be thorough and compassionate in my treatment approach. And I use use analogies, silly phrases, or whatever informal language is necessary to translate complex and daunting medical/neuromotor concepts into accessible and practical knowledge. In the end, I want patients to feel informed and empowered.

Clinical Interests:
Outpatient Neurologic and Geriatric Rehabilitation with primary interests in Motor Control, Balance/Fall prevention, Vestibular Rehab, and Cognitive-Motor Impairments.

My Areas of Focus:

Movement Disorders:

  • Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Cerebellar/Ataxic Disorders, Stroke and other primary neurological impairments.

Post-Concussion/TBI and Vestibular Rehab:

  • Assessing dizziness/vertigo, headache, fogginess/lightheadedness, cognitive/mental fatigue, and/or balance impairments following an MVA, sports injury, or falls. As well as patients with peripheral vestibular impairments such as BPPV.
  • Successfully completed certification program in Concussion: Assessment & Medical Management

Sensory Impairments and Balance:

  • Using sensory integration and compensatory techniques in assisting patients with gait and balance issues associated with somatosensory and proprioceptive impairments such as: peripheral neuropathy, total joint replacement, lower extremity amputation, or spinal stenosis.


  • Addressing patient fall risk, weakness, and general activity intolerance to aid patients in maintaining independence and high quality of life. Replicating functional activities and movement patterns to identify sensory, motor, and cognitive challenges and develop strategies to mitigate or overcome them.

Dual Task Cognitive-Motor Impairment:

  • Impairments in functional mobility and balance with ADLs and IADLs due to cognitive impairments in executive functioning (safety awareness, task switching, attention, processing speed, and visuospatial function).

Professional Affiliations:

Kevin is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, and Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.


  • Eastern Washington University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2017
  • Washington State University, Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management, 2006

Personal Interests:

Kevin's interests outside the clinic include cooking and entertaining, reading and learning, photography, and spending time outdoors hiking, backpacking, skiing, and mountain biking.

Kevin was proudly born and raised in Tacoma, and is a Stadium High School graduate.

Our Clinical Specialists

A Step Ahead Physical Therapy LLC
1802 So. Union Ave, Ste. 100
Tacoma, Washington 98405
Tel: 253-759-1310
Fax: 253-759-1330